American Urological Association (AUA) Debates Pros and Cons of Transvaginal Mesh Slings
Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2014 – Despite the thousands of lawsuits against the makers of transvaginal mesh slings, the devices are still in use.
“As more and more women file medical negligence lawsuits against the makers of transvaginal mesh slings, it would seem sensible to take them off the market. Such a decision would not be unusual for an allegedly defective product, but it does not seem that its manufacturers are interested in making it,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin lawyer who litigates transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
In one Oregon case, the victim no longer wants to get out of bed on some days because of the pain the mesh causes her. Since the implantation of a mesh sling two years ago, she has barely been able to walk. Her sexual life is negligible because the mesh now protrudes from her vaginal wall. She finds it hard to participate in activities with her children. In constant pain, she needs to wear Depends to handle the increased flow of urine – which was supposed to stop when the mesh kit was implanted. The promised relief from urinary incontinence never came for the plaintiff. Instead, the mesh made the problem worse.
Even though the plaintiff made several trips to her doctor about her pain and physical difficulties, nothing was done. She is now on a very long waiting list to have the mesh removed -- if the procedure remains possible for her. In some cases, the mesh grows into vital organs, and not all of it can be removed safely.
The consequences of implantation of this defective product can last many years; years of pain and other physical complications that may include permanent nerve damage.
”Even with documented cases like this one and thousands of others, there are specialists who still suggest the mesh is safe to use. They blame attorneys for this debacle because we are focusing on the mesh’s complications and risks. If the mesh is considered safe only by ignoring its complications, something is drastically wrong. Fortunately, most doctors will now explicitly tell you that the mesh causes serious complications, including urethral erosion, organ injury, bladder issues and organ exposure,” added Lee.
Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
- There Are Two Types of Vaginal Mesh Removal Surgeries
For those who have had a vaginal mesh implant to assist with pelvic organ prolapse, there are two kinds of vaginal mesh removal surgeries. The U.S. National Library of Medicine outlines several types of surgeries for differing situations. While it is perhaps comforting to know there are various operations to excise the mesh, the pain and discomfort may still not be alleviated by removal or partial removal. In cases where there is limited exposure and the symptoms are not debilitating, a partial removal is possible. In more serious cases that involve the bowel or bladder, the mesh must be painstakingly […]
- Sex while driving is not a good idea
There are a number of ways to get into a car accident while driving, but sex is likely one of them that police do not see too often – but did in this case. A Houston man was recently handed a citation for causing a wreck while having sex. It was an awkward situation to explain to responding law enforcement personnel, but the male driver attempted to offer them a story to explain what happened. He indicated he had just picked up a lady friend of his and suddenly a man hopped into the back seat of his vehicle. Allegedly […]
- It’s a no brainer, texting or talking while driving can kill
Just about everyone knows it is not safe to text and drive. It’s just like drinking and driving. That is against the law and can kill not just you, but others. It’s a very clear message and yet people still continue to drink and drive and text and drive. Officials at the Department of Public Safety say one of the top reasons for fatal crashes is distracted driving. Texas is trying to do something about it by amping up their Talk. Text. Crash. campaign. Although education is a key component in this drive to inform people of the dangers of […]
- March 6, 2016 Corpus Christie boating accident cause released
Boating accidents are far more common than one would think and disturbingly, they are caused by inattention to basic safe boating rules — rules that could save people’s lives. Take for instance the terrible accident that happened on Corpus Christi Bay on March 6, 2016. A report into that accident by Texas Parks and Wildlife investigators revealed there were far too many people on board and they were not using life jackets in a proper manner. Investigators discovered that the children on board were not wearing life jackets. The jackets were instead put on after the boat capsized. There were […]
- Digital ads may be used to stop distracted driving in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Police Department are seriously considering using digital billboard ads to stop distracted driving. While that may well be an innovative idea to target the message to the demographic that most often is guilty of distracted driving, it does seem to lack an element of common sense. It seems to be counterintuitive to try and teach drivers not to stare at their cellphone, tablets and other e-devices while driving, and instead expect them to stare at a digital billboard while they are driving. Staring at a digital billboard while driving is distracted driving. The campaign is supposed to […]